Pac-Mania (パックマニア Pakku-Mania?) is an arcade video game in the Pac-Man series, released by Namco in 1987 and distributed by Atari Games in the United States and Europe. It runs on Namco System 1 hardware and was the last Pac-Man game to run on an arcade cabinet until 1996. It is a pseudo-3D interpretation of the classic maze game genre using an isometric view and features most elements of the original Pac-Man, as well as several new features.
Identifier sg_Pac-Mania_1991_Namco_Sculptured_Software_Tengen_USMediatype softwareScanner Internet Archive Python library 0.5.2Publicdate 2014-05-06 03:20:30Addeddate 2014-05-06 03:20:30Emulator_ext binEmulator genesisCreator Namco/Sculptured Software/TengenDate 1991Year 1991Backup_location ia905807_15Language English
As in Pac-Man, the objective of Pac-Mania is to score as many points as possible. The player controls Pac-Man and attempts to eat all the dots in a maze, while avoiding being caught by ghosts that roam the maze. The player can eat power pellets that cause the ghosts to turn dark blue and become vulnerable; the player can then eat these ghosts for extra points, sending them back to their pen to return to their original colour and behaviour.
Pac-Mania contains several new features and significant differences from its original counterpart. The most noticeable change is the view used, cabinet projection, an oblique pseudo-3D format, in which Pac-Man always occupies the center of the screen and a virtual camera moves around the level to follow him. In addition, the player can press a button to cause Pac-Man to bounce, allowing him to evade most ghosts by bouncing over them. However, Pac-Man cannot as easily bounce over the green and steel gray ghosts because they bounce whenever the player presses the bounce button.
Pac-Mania was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990, and the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive in 1991 by Tengen, with the NES version being unlicensed. Neither port was released in Japan.
January 26, 2017
Played on the Amiga500 years ago. The Amiga version is much better than this one.
1 - start button/menu confirmation
ARROW KEYS - going through menu selection
LEFT ALT - menu selection
Choose option with A an B is actually LEFT CTRL and LEFT ALT
P - pause game
F3 - quit game
ARROW KEYS - moving
LEFT ALT - jump
2 - confirmation button
R - move up
F - move down
D - move left
G - move right
S - jump